Easy, creamy peanut butter dip made with cream cheese makes a perfect dip for fruit or a simple dessert.
This peanut butter dip recipe is a sure hit with your party guests as an appetizer or dessert (just be mindful of peanut allergies when serving).
I took this to a friend’s house, but had to make sure right away that she and her kids knew it contained peanuts because one of the kids is allergic. I’m so very fortunate that I don’t have any food allergies (and I’m praying that it stays that way). I love things with gluten, I love peanut butter, I love dairy and the list goes on. Can you imagine if I couldn’t eat a dip with cream cheese in it? Yikes!
As for peanut butter, I can eat a PB&J sandwich, but my favorite way to eat peanut butter is in desserts.
I remember as a a child watching my dad mix up some type of sweet peanut butter concoction in the kitchen. Now the funny thing is, my dad never cooked and if you put a recipe in front of him, he wouldn’t have known what to do with it. This peanut butter “thing” is the only creation I recall him ever making (outside of mixing weird condiments or canned goods together). I call it a “thing” because it was something in the middle between candy and a dessert bar. My mom was not a fan of his little kitchen endeavor on the few times that he made this , but it had sugar and peanut butter in it so as a kid, I was happy. 🙂 I do look back now and smile when I think about that story.
What goes with Peanut Butter Dip
I decided to serve this peanut butter dip with apple slices and for a double peanut butter kick, nutter butter cookies make a great cookie option. I also topped with chopped peanuts for some added texture. You could also go for graham crackers or chocolate wafers too. I love peanut butter and chocolate together. If you are a fan of chocolate, but not peanut butter, you may like my dark chocolate fruit dip recipe.
How to make Peanut Butter Dip for apples or dessert
Easy, cream cheese peanut butter dip is a perfect party appetizer or no bake dessert. Serve this creamy peanut butter dip as a fruit dip or with cookies.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tbsp chopped peanuts, optional
Using a mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. set aside.
With the mixer on medium speed, beat together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
Add in vanilla and then slowly mix in the powdered sugar until light and fluffy
Fold in peanut butter and the whipped cream until combined.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Optionally, top with chopped peanuts before serving. Perfect with fruit, cookies or pretzels.